ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Though she has spent much of her life living on a dairy farm in Massachusetts, Rachel Urquhart was born and raised in Manhattan. She began her magazine career at Spy—a job so singular that it would ruin her desire to ever work full-time anywhere else. Lucky for her, Vogue--where she spent almost a decade writing and editing--stepped in and saved her from herself. She has been a writer her entire adult life, contributing pieces and the occasional snippet of fiction to a variety of publications, including The New Yorker, The New York Times, Tin House, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Food & Wine, Travel & Leisure, Vanity Fair, Women’s Times and The Reader. She has also written three “lifestyle” books for the ChicSimple series (Knopf). It took a long time for her to begin—and then complete—The Visionist, her first novel, and her heart goes out to anyone who finds him or herself in a similar predicament. She attended The Brearley School (Manhattan), The Middlesex School (Concord, Massachusetts), Tufts University, and Sarah Lawrence College, where she received her M.F.A. in Fiction. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two sons.

 

 Photo by Sarah Shatz

Photo by Sarah Shatz